8 Aug 2019

Question Time for 8 August 2019

From Parliament - Live Stream and Question Time, 2:04 pm on 8 August 2019
  1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements, policies, and actions?

  2. JO LUXTON to the Minister of Education: What response has he seen to the decisions about the Reform of Vocational Education that he announced on 1 August 2019?

  3. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all of the Government’s policies, statements, and actions in relation to the economy?

  4. Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: Was the $114.2 million increase in the Combined Pharmaceutical Budget in Budget 2018 a new appropriation, or was it a transfer of purchasing responsibility that did not constitute an increase in overall Crown funding for medicines?

  5. MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Associate Minister of Housing: How many complaints has the Tenancy Tribunal received from tenants in response to the new insulation laws that require landlords to install underfloor and ceiling insulation?

  6. Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: What changes, if any, to sanctions and obligations for sole parents is she considering that were proposed by the Welfare Expert Advisory Group report?

  7. Dr LIZ CRAIG to the Minister of Health: How is the $40 million funding increase for Pharmac announced in Budget 2019 set to benefit New Zealanders?

  8. CHRIS BISHOP to the Associate Minister of Transport: Does she agree with the statement of Hon Phil Twyford regarding her 26 March 2019 letter, “She was writing as the associate minister but expressing a view on behalf of the Green Party so it’s not all that easy to separate those things out”; if not, why not?

  9. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of Justice: What referenda will be held at the 2020 general election, and who will decide the wording of each of the referendum questions?

  10. WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister of Employment: What did the recent Household Labour Force Survey show regarding labour market outcomes for youth?

  11. STUART SMITH to the Minister of Immigration: Is Immigration New Zealand taking any steps to improve visa processing delays, and what impact is the fact more applications were made under the New Zealand Residency Programme than the current planning range allows having on delays?

  12. JAN TINETTI to the Minister for Pacific Peoples: What progress, if any, has been made regarding opportunities for Pacific people in the regions?

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